KINGS COUNTY: Simpson Bridge Simpson Bridge on Gaspereau River Road is closed for majorrepairs. A detour is available. Traffic control consists ofsigns. Local Area Office: 902-563-2526 Fax: 902-563-2517 DIGBY COUNTY: Gates Bridge The Gates Bridge, located near the intersection of Sissiboo Roadand Gates Lane, will have a 10-tonne weight restriction untilbridge repairs are completed in 2005. Heavy vehicles are advised to use Trunk 1 and cross the SissibooRiver at Weymouth. Local Area Office: 902-835-2702 Fax: 902-835-1860 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 125 The shoulder lanes on the four-lane section of Highway 125 nearSydney River will be closed 24 hours a day until Wednesday, Dec. Local Area Office: 902-835-2702 Fax: 902-835-1860 Local Area Office: 902-527-5448 Fax: 902-527-5371 Local Area Office: 902-485-5254 Fax: 902-485-7047 PICTOU COUNTY: Carmichael Road Toney River Bridge on Carmichael Road in Pictou County is closeduntil further notice. Traffic control consists of signs. A detouris available on Popular Hill Road and Meadowville Station Road. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 103 Work is continuing on the Highway 103 twinning project betweenExit 4, Hubley, and Exit 5, Tantallon. Motorists crossing Highway 103 on Trunk 3 and on Route 213,Hammonds Plains Road, must detour over temporary structures. Blasting will take place near exits 4 and 5 between 9 a.m. and3:30 p.m. until Friday, Dec. 10. Efforts will be made to minimizedelays at peak travelling times. Work in the area is expected to continue until the end of January Local Area Office: 902-679-6122 Fax: 902-679-6187 The highway and the Sydney River Bridge are being widened and the Coxheath Road Bridge is being replaced. Work will continue until June 2005. Local Area Office: 902-563-2526 Fax: 902-563-2517 Local Area Office: 902-527-5448 Fax: 902-527-5371 CONTINUING WORK CAPE BRETON COUNTY: Coxheath Road Coxheath Road will have occasional daytime lane closures untilWednesday, Dec. 15, while the Coxheath Road Bridge is replaced.New interchange ramps will also be constructed. Work willcontinue until June 2005. Traffic control persons will be in place. A detour is availableon Route 4 and Blacketts Lake Road. Traffic control consists of traffic drums and concrete barriers.A detour is available on Route 305. SHELBURNE COUNTY: Port Clyde Bridge The Port Clyde Bridge on Route 309, located 3.4 kilometres southof Highway 103, is closed for repairs for the next two to threeweeks. Motorists are advised to use the Clyde River Bridge on Highway -30- HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Route 333 Road crews are finishing shouldering work on Route 333, fromBrookside Road south to Burkes Road, until Friday, Dec. 10.Motorists may experience minor delays. Traffic control will consist of traffic control persons, signsand cones.
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Ottawa has announced a $300-million investment in Pratt and Whitney Canada to help the company develop and build the next generation of jet engines.The government says the money will help support nearly 1,500 jobs over the next five years.Pratt & Whitney Canada, a unit of United Technologies Corp, said it will invest more than $1-billion over 4.5 years in research and development spending, which includes the $300-million from Ottawa.Industry Minister James Moore and Infrastructure Minister Denis Lebel made the announcement at company facilities in Mississauga, Ont., and Longueuil, Que., where much of the work will be done.The contribution by the government is a $300-million repayable contribution through its Strategic Aerospace and Defence Initiative.Pratt and Whitney Canada employs 6,000 in Canada.The company is building the new geared turbo fan engines that are being used on Bombardier’s CSeries aircraft which is undergoing flight tests.The Canadian Press, with a file from ReutersCanada’s R&D subsidies are too rich, require review: University of Calgary studyOntario considering new tax incentives to spur R&D investment, improve productivity